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Someplace casual, someplace wonderful, someplace with local fresh food. Price not an issue but would like a "can't miss" meal for our one night in Boston. Where should we go. Price is not an issue! Thanks

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  1. how about craigie on main in cambridge near MIT? Or Tamarind Bay in harvard square?

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    Tamarind Bay
    75 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    1. I would recommend going to Henrietta's Table in Harvard Square. It has a nice casual atmosphere but the chef prepares local and season food perfectly. Also, it's in Harvard Square so you can look around there and maybe grab a drink at Russell House, a new hotspot in the square afterward.

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      Henrietta's Table
      One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA 02138

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      1. re: melanita

        I've always found Henrietta's to be kind of "meh" and I always leave hungry.

        1. re: scratchie

          Agreed, Henrietta's is OK but nothing special. For a one-night-only memorable meal in an informal atmosphere I'll throw my vote in for Craigie on Main.

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          Craigie on Main
          853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

      2. There's nothing "can't miss" about Tamarind Bay.

        I'll throw Coppa in

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        Tamarind Bay
        75 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138

        Coppa
        253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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        1. re: Beachowolfe

          tamarind bay lunches are nothing special.

          is coppa really good; i have searched for the great italian restaurant and wonder if it exists in the US.

          1. re: cambridgedoctpr

            You're gonna need a new thread here... does CH have a shit-stirring emoticon? HAHA.

            coppa is good, I've never been to Italy so I can't really comment on the authenticity. But the food is exciting and the atmosphere is casual. I don't think I'd put it in the "can't miss" group if the "casual" request wasn't made.

            1. re: cambridgedoctpr

              Oh, brother.

            2. re: Beachowolfe

              O Ya? Certainly fresh, local (?) food. Pricey, but casual.
              2nd Craigie.
              Menton?

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              O Ya
              9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111

              Menton
              354 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210

            3. where are you from? what do you already have at home so we can talk about what you'd get here you can't get at home?

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              1. re: Madrid

                From NYC. Can get it all...just want a great meal for our night in Boston. Thanks

                1. re: sockster

                  O Ya is better than Sushi by Gari, IMO, if that comparison helps.

                  1. re: justbeingpolite

                    Yep, O Ya is better than Sushi of Gari. It's very pricey, but it seems to be the de facto choice for a blowout meal in Boston. I'd probably skip Menton; you can get much better French food in NYC at that kind of price point. I'll also echo the Craigie suggestion.

                    If you're looking for something more casual (in price and atmosphere) and actually local, Neptune Oyster is great for fresh, New England-style seafood. IMO, it's much better than Pearl Oyster Bar, Mary's Fish Camp etc. in NYC. However, they don't take reservations.

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                    Neptune Oyster
                    63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

                    Menton
                    354 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210

                    1. re: hcbk0702

                      also what about clio?

              2. I thought Oleana in Cambridge was fabulous and fun.

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                Oleana
                134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

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                1. re: melpy

                  Oleana, Hungry Mother, Ten Tables (either location)

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                  Hungry Mother
                  Cambridge, MA, Cambridge, MA

                  Oleana
                  134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

                  Ten Tables
                  5 Craigie Circle, Cambridge, MA 02138

                2. Although we are going to Coppa when we visit, I don't think you should. All the casual Batali places serve the same, if not better (menu looking) dishes. We will be heading also to Neptune Oyster; not sure something like that is in NYC. I have seen Oyster Bars, but that seems unique.

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                  Neptune Oyster
                  63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

                  Coppa
                  253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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                  1. re: itryalot

                    I love LOVE Neptune Oyster. It is seriously delicious. The no reservations part is annoying, but I just get there early, give my name and number, and go grab a drink somewhere near by.

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                    Neptune Oyster
                    63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

                  2. I also recommend Oleana in Cambridge and Neptune Oyster.

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                    Neptune Oyster
                    63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

                    Oleana
                    134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139